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William Lawes: The Royall Consort Suites - Purcell Quartet · North · O'Dette
William Lawes, Purcell Quartet, Richard Boothby
William Lawes: The Royall Consort Suites - Purcell Quartet North O'Dette
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (40) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (26) - Disc #2

These lovely and haunting works were composed for a couple of lutes, and four members of the viol and violin family. Lawes's music differs from that of his contemporaries in being more harmonically daring, and consequent...  more »

     
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All Artists: William Lawes, Purcell Quartet, Richard Boothby, Susanna Pell, Paul O'Dette, Nigel North, Catherine Mackintosh, Catherine Weiss
Title: William Lawes: The Royall Consort Suites - Purcell Quartet North O'Dette
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Chandos
Release Date: 9/19/1995
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750)
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 095115058428

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These lovely and haunting works were composed for a couple of lutes, and four members of the viol and violin family. Lawes's music differs from that of his contemporaries in being more harmonically daring, and consequently more varied in emotional expression. These compositions, written around 1630, conjure and incomparably rich, almost Romantic sound from the six instruments. Each suite follows the typical Baroque format: it consists of a series of dances, some of which are preceded by a "Fantasy" as a prelude. The performances captured on these two lovely discs are thoroughly expert. Lawes is a major voice in music of the period, and his work will repay your attention. --David Hurwitz

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Wonderful music.
W. Crone | Northern CA USA | 08/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is just very fine music. Melancholy. Agitation. Inspiration. These are words that come to mind. William Lawes left before his time but, thankfully, he left behind some beautiful and intimate music. The purchase won't be cheap but it will be worth your dime."